Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 136 runs in the Asia Cup
Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bat against Bangladesh, at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi earlier today.
Afghanistan 255 – 7 (Hashmatullah Shahidi 58, Rashid Khan 57*, Gulbadin Naib 42*; Shakib Al Hasan 4-42)
Bangladesh 119 (Rashid Khan 2-13, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-22, Gulbadin Naib 2-30)
Result - Afghanistan won by 136 runs
Afghanistan scored an impressive 255-7 mainly thanks to an 8th wicket partnership of 95 between Rashid Khan 57*and Gulbadin Naib 42*; earlier, Mohammad Shahzad 37 and Hashmatullah Shahidi 58 had been the mainstay of their innings.
In reply, the Bangladesh batsmen had no answer to the bowling of Rashid Khan 2-13, Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2-22 and Gulbadin Naib 2-30 and they were bowled out for just 119.
The Asia Cup now moves on to the Super Four Stage –
Sept 21 India v Bangladesh Dubai 12:30 PM
Pakistan v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 12:30 PM
Sept 23 India v Pakistan Dubai 12:30 PM
Afghanistan v Bangladesh Abu Dhabi 12:30 PM
Sept 25 India v Afghanistan Dubai 12:30 PM
Sept 26 Pakistan v Bangladesh Abu Dhabi 12:30 PM
Bangladesh - Liton Das(wk), Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Rubel Hossain, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Abu Hider
Afghanistan - Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Ihsanullah, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan(c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
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